Enable the community in Pallabi Slum to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable safe water & sanitation system.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The 4500 residents in the urban slum of Pallabi struggle to meet their daily water needs. Some retrieve water from illegal connections to the city’s water supply, or from construction sites, mosques, or contaminated drainage ditches. People of Pallabi Slum can pay some of the capital costs of and all maintenance costs for a new water system. Our Bangladeshi partner organization will work with them to develop and implement a sustainable community water supply and sanitation system.
How will this project solve this problem?
Construct underground water reservoir with connections to Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority water mains; hand pumps and drainage facilities; sanitation block with pit latrines; and septic tank.
Potential Long Term Impact
Provide 4500 residents of a urban slum in Bangladesh with safe and adequate water supply.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,550
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,550 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $24,750.